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Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence in Journalism

The Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made outstanding contributions to journalism in Oklahoma, the United States and worldwide. Each year since 1971, the hall of fame has recognized Oklahoma natives who have at least 10 years of outstanding journalism service or journalists who have both service in Oklahoma and/or at least 10 years or more elsewhere.

Oklahoma Jouralism Hall of Fame

Excellence in Journalism

The Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame is an independent statewide organization housed at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

In times of rapid change and constant controversy, the hall of fame is more important than ever. It emphasizes the proud role and importance of a free press as a vital and consistent part of our country’s First Amendment freedoms.

The hall of fame honors journalists who have dedicated their lives to excellence in serving the citizens of our state and country.

This website is designed to enhance that purpose by providing instant access to information on the hall of fame, its rich history contained in the biographies of all members, as well as an online form for nominating possible future members. Be sure to browse through this virtual hall of fame and contact us for suggestions and comments. We hope you’ll visit the actual hall of fame on the third floor of UCO’s Nigh University Center.

Be sure to browse through this virtual hall of fame and contact us for suggestions and comments. We hope you’ll visit the actual hall of fame on the third floor of the UCO’s Nigh University Center

How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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